March 28, 2014
The movie, Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna hits theaters nationwide today. It focuses on the early years of the United Farm Workers Union and Cesar Chavez, one of the most influential Mexican American civil rights leaders. 89.3 KPCC Southern California public radio reporter Dorian Merina reports that one largely overlooked aspect of the story of the farm workers struggle is the Filipino farm workers' pivotal role in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers Union.
For the full story by KPCC's Dorian Merina.
Journalist Leezel Tanglao, now an editor-writer based in New York City wrote about Filipinos' important contribution to the founding of the United Farm Workers in an article she wrote for The Press-E...